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Poster: patkelley Date: May 1, 2007 3:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Songs that there arent really "best" versions of...

Some songs dont have "best versions" because they're all pretty much the same, or maybe the song, as written, doesnt really stand out, or some other reason I cant articulate. Here's a list of just a few that I can think of:
Me & My Uncle
Jack-A-Roe
Mexicali
Wheel
Lovelight (mostly later era versions)
Baby Blue
Brokedown

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Poster: tigerbolt Date: May 1, 2007 4:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs that there arent really 'best' versions of...

jack o roe http://www.archive.org/details/gd77-05-17.sbd.weiner.18554.sbeok.shnf killer version,brokedown to many to mention,i'm partial to this version http://www.archive.org/details/gd72-09-28.sbd.bill.12657.sbeok.shnf baby blue is another song with lots of great version,here's one of many http://www.archive.org/details/gd83-04-12.set2.pcm-sbd.miller.30808.sbeok.flacf lots of good wheels also i like this one http://www.archive.org/details/gd81-12-27.sbd.clugston.9733.sbeok.shnf a good later version of lovelight with james cotton http://www.archive.org/details/gd92-06-25.sbd.serrafin.8959.sbefail.shnf. poke around,half the fun is searching for the sound.

This post was modified by tigerbolt on 2007-05-01 23:16:23

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Poster: BryanE Date: May 1, 2007 5:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs that there arent really 'best' versions of...

Maybe I need to look for that James Cotton show later. I keep getting an error message when I click on it.

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Poster: BryanE Date: May 1, 2007 4:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs that there arent really 'best' versions of...

James Cotton? Ooh, let me check that one out!

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Poster: patkelley Date: May 1, 2007 4:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs that there arent really 'best' versions of...

Thanks to one and all for ruining the thread.

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Poster: mcglone Date: May 1, 2007 5:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs that there arent really 'best' versions of...

huh? runied? i can't articulate, but i see solid leads pointing to stellar versions. if we all missed the boat, we at least all tried. UNLESS, your point was - there are no standout versions of the songs you listed? in that case, i disagree. listen to the wheel link from '81 and you'll hear why...

This post was modified by mcglone on 2007-05-02 00:29:09

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Poster: patkelley Date: May 1, 2007 6:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs that there arent really 'best' versions of...

I should've known- around here you have to be clear in minute detail. I was hoping for other songs that you cant really point to outstanding or great versions. And your Wheel was as good as all the other wheels I've heard.

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Poster: mcglone Date: May 1, 2007 7:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs that there arent really 'best' versions of...

well pat, thanks for giving it a listen. sorry you didn't find it up to snuff. i would like to type something a little more bitchy, but not on a revival night such as this.

better luck with your next post, and all the best.

ian

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Poster: mcglone Date: May 1, 2007 3:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs that there arent really 'best' versions of...

here's a wheel for you - go ahead and kick the tires...

http://www.archive.org/details/gd81-08-28.sbd-patched.painoman.9572.sbeok.shnf

6/29/76 is purty too.

4/24/72' me and my uncle is mixed in the middle of a darkstar sandwich. how can you go wrong?

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Poster: lobster12 Date: May 1, 2007 5:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs that there arent really 'best' versions of...

I would disagree with baby blue and especially lovelight. I think there are tons of great lovelights that stretch across the dead's run. Now if you feel lovelight doesn't exist after pigpen, then that's a different story.

I would also add....
way to go home
that would be somehting
rain
don't ease me in

...to your list. Not surprising, most of these selections are "latter day" dead.

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Poster: rastamon Date: May 1, 2007 5:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs that there arent really 'best' versions of...

"Some songs dont have "best versions" because they're all pretty much the same, or maybe the song, as written, doesnt really stand out, or some other reason I cant articulate. Here's a list of just a few that I can think of"

SO, the thread makes an assumption, your assumption.
Others point out versions that may not be "pretty much the same" Is that a bad thing?

OK, Sugar Mag's are pretty much the same to me also.

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Poster: Max Chorak Date: May 3, 2007 9:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs that there arent really 'best' versions of...

for mexicali, 8-27-72 is my absoluteeeeeeee favourite version of.. and for me n' my uncle, I like the versions where jerry gets crazy with the cowboy style lead guitar, and plays quiet lead when bob is singing :DDD

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Poster: high flow Date: May 3, 2007 9:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs that there arent really 'best' versions of...

all the Dark Stars suck!

AND, today is my birthday, so you cannot be angry with me for saying it. Even though I am only trying to stir the turd.:)

P.S. - Lighten-up Pat. To me, most Shakedowns fall into that category. Hard to find a real stand-out...

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Poster: BryanE Date: May 1, 2007 4:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs that there arent really 'best' versions of...

Baby Blue, for one, was like a fine wine, in that it got better with age.

It certainly wouldn't qualify for "best of" status, but let's review the Telluride Brokedown Palace, shall we:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd87-08-16.prefm.ladner.4170.sbeok.shnf

By the way, for those who are not familiar with this one, check it out, but I'm not laying it out as a welcome mat for thread hijackers. Let's see if we can stay on patkelly's topic.

But it's still pretty damned funny.

This post was modified by BryanE on 2007-05-01 23:09:19

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